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Events 26th November 2015

Face Forward's First Outing
Aideen McCole

‘In comparison to other disciplines typography is noticeably under-theorised, and we believe this has had the effect of limiting the status of the practice in a number of spheres. As a consequence, concrete theoretical or methodological positions for …

13th November 2015

Designing the Web Summit
Aideen McCole

With more than 40,000 people from all over the world attending its sold out final outing in Dublin last week, designing the Web Summit – along with a host of other conferences around the world annually – can…

Modern Practice 13th November 2015

Modern Practice: Lara Hanlon
Lara Hanlon

What's your background? How did you get to where you are? Okay so my design background doesn’t have much of a history as of yet. In 2013 I graduated from the Design in Visual Communications programme at IADT, Dun Laoghaire, …

13th November 2015

Criticism in Irish Design
Simon Sweeney

From the smallest freelance operations to the fully fledged studios, there is a mindset that almost totally permeates Irish graphic design. We are all affected by it. It is a mindset that gives birth to many ideas, namely; we are a small, tightly-knit …

Modern Practice 13th November 2015

Modern Practice: JP Hartnett
John-Patrick Hartnett

What's your background? How did you get to where you are? I first studied at IADT where my ideas…

Modern Practice 12th November 2015

Modern Practice - Paul Woods
Paul Woods

What's your background? How did you get to where you are? After finishing high school, I had the naive notion that I wanted to be an artist, so I went to study fine art at the National College of Art and Design. After quickly …

Events 20th October 2015

Offset Goes Offshore: London 2015
Aideen McCole

Six years ago Offset was a wild idea for a totally new creative conference in Liberty Hall. Last April saw the conference's sixth edition, with over 2,500 attendees from Ireland and overseas descending on Bord G…

15th October 2015

Designing Open House Dublin
Aideen McCole

For the first in a series looking at the graphic design work created for cultural, entertainment and sporting events in Ireland, we chat with Dublin design studio Conor & David about their ongoing work for the Irish Architecture Foundation's …

Modern Practice 15th October 2015

Kathryn Wilson

What's your background? How did you get to where you are? I'm from just outside Belfast and at 18 I got accepted onto the Central Saint Martins foundation course so I left school and moved to London. It was a really big change…

Modern Practice 13th October 2015

Modern Practice - The Project Twins
Michael Fitzerald

What's your background? How did you get to where you are? We both studied visual …

Modern Practice 1st October 2015

Modern Practice: Wayne Daly
Wayne Daly

What’s your background? How did you get to where you are?

 I was born in Kilkenny and grew up in Wexford town (with a stint on the south coast of England in-between). Early interests in graphic design and …

Modern Practice 16th September 2015

Sue Murphy

What's your background? I got hooked on the internet when I was even shorter than I am now and started making websites. During my summer holidays from school I used to take classes in digital media at a college in Cork, basically …

10 Questions 14th October 2014

Paul Woods

01. Where are you in and why are you there? I’ve been living here in Berlin since in 2011. Before that I studied in London for a year doing an MA in Design for Communication. I came directly to Berlin for my current job at …

Record 19th August 2014

CODE Magazine – Issues 3 and 4
Eamon Spelman

Design, music and culture have always been inextricably linked. The growing dance culture in Ireland in the late 1980s and early '90s gave many young designers the opportunity to create work in areas of direct interest to them, producing posters…

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